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C4 buys spoof newscast

Spoof American news broadcast The Daily Show is to be screened on Channel 4’s new digital offshoot More4.

The Comedy Central show has been available in a condensed weekly ‘international format’ on CNN, but this is its  first full-scale overseas syndication deal.

Fronted by Jon Stewart, the programme will be screened nightly when the free-to-air channel launches on October 10.

 More4 boss Peter Dale said: ‘I think it's irresistible to an audience that likes an irreverent brand of humour. It's made for British audiences in some ways.’

He added that Comedy Central ‘seemed a bit surprised that we were interested’.

The new, upmarket channel will also air the new, fourth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm.


Published: 27 Aug 2005

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